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Personal News Posts Here, Please! Save the Wall for Publishing Industry News

Started by Meg Waite Clayton. Last reply by Renate Stendhal Jun 29. 9 Replies

Dear PIN members, I am trying very hard to keep the main wall in the group to publishing industry news and conversation, so it won't become an advertisement wall. But do post your personal news here;…Continue

Self-publishing Survey - Please Participate

Started by Kelley Harrell. Last reply by Renate Stendhal Jun 28. 5 Replies

"The average self-publisher sells 100 books. Or is it 200? And is that in a year? Or is it over the lifetime of the book? The problem is, we have no idea at all, no way of measuring how we are…Continue

Thought She Writes Romance Writers might want to know about this ontest!

Started by Deborah Riley-Magnus. Last reply by Theresa L Henry Mar 25, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi all, I'm the Imprint Editor for the Breathless Books (Romance) Imprint at Assent Publishing, and I'm thrilled to let She Writes members know about this contest! Please pass it on!Good Luck!Deb…Continue

Tags: Books, Imprint, writing, Breathless, publishing

Lit Mags to Charge Reading Fees

Started by Becky T.. Last reply by Penny J. Leisch May 31, 2012. 18 Replies

A recent article in Forbes magazine describes how more…Continue

Tags: publishing, magazines, literary

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Comment by Julija Sukys on March 20, 2012 at 1:54am

Of the publishing industry’s four major trade (the other three includeKirkus, Booklist, and Library Journal) magazines, Adelle Waldman writes at Slate that “Publishers Weekly, or PW, is the biggie—it plays Coke to Kirkus‘ Pepsi.” A “'starred’ review in PW still increases a book’s chance of getting media coverage and showi... These also determine which books Amazon promotes. A starred review indicates a book of outstanding quality.

Imagine my pleasure when I came across a starred review of my book. 

Comment by Anna Leahy on March 16, 2012 at 6:53pm

I've been working on my platform all week. I updated my website: www.amleahy.com.

I even put together a blog trailer for Lofty Ambitions: http://loftyambitions.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/lofty-ambitions-blog....

Any advice on best practices for platform development? What works in the industry's eyes? New things I might try (as if I have any more time)?

Comment by Nichole L. Reber on March 13, 2012 at 1:57pm

Thanks, B. Lynn, for posting this contest. May try it out.

Comment by Emily Kennedy on March 13, 2012 at 12:40pm

Terrific post, Kiana.  After today's rejection (of 100 pages), I'm thinking I may look into Amazon before considering self-publishing.  I am just becoming weary of the querying & waiting.  It's been about long enough.

Comment by B. Lynn Goodwin on March 13, 2012 at 10:33am

WRITER ADVICE – 7th Annual Flash Prose Contest.  Short Fiction/Memoir, 750 words max. First Prize: $200, Deadline: April 18.  Guidelines: www.writeradvice.com  Questions: Lgood67334@comcast.net

We look forward to reading your short pieces and self-contained excerpts.

Comment by Deborah Batterman on March 13, 2012 at 8:43am

A She Writer goes 'rogue': In a very thought-provoking piece, Kiana Davenport gives the whys and hows of her journey from Big Six publisher to self-publishing to a recent contract with Amazon Publishing. 'Married to the Hit Man'  http://www.kianadavenportdialogues.blogspot.com/

Comment by Meg Waite Clayton on March 9, 2012 at 6:34pm
Comment by Meg Waite Clayton on February 27, 2012 at 2:52pm

not sure why they don't show that, Shawn. They also lump all religious together. 

Comment by Shawn Lamb on February 27, 2012 at 2:40pm

Interesting, Meg. I didn't see YA paperback on the chart just hardcover.

Comment by Meg Waite Clayton on February 27, 2012 at 2:38pm

Ouch. Mass market pback sales down 41% Dec to Dec

Guess that makes me pretty happy they pub me in hardcover and pback, although those are each down almost 12% as well, as the chart in the link shows. Ebooks, on the other hand, are up 72%.

 

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